Andy Levitre to a season-ending triceps injury [url=http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/saquon-barkley-jersey]http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/saquon-barkley-jersey[/url] , the third player to go down with a major injury in the first two weeks of the season.Levitre left Sunday's victory over the Carolina Panthers with what was initially described as an elbow injury. After further examination, it was determined Tuesday that he's done for the year because of a triceps problem.Wes Schweitzer will take over Levitre's spot in the starting lineup. The Falcons (1-1) also signed guard Zac Kerin to bolster the depth up front."After receiving the tests results on Andy's injury from Sunday's game, it has been determined that he will miss the remainder of the season with a triceps injury," coach Dan Quinn said in a statement Tuesday, an off day for the players. "Andy worked extremely hard to get back on the field after a similar injury last year, and there is no doubt his leadership will continue to be felt this year. We have a ton of respect for Andy and what he stands for, and what he means to our team."Levitre's injury comes after defensive stalwarts Keanu Neal and Deion Jones went down in a Week 1 loss to Philadelphia. Neal (knee) is out for the year, while Jones (foot) will have to miss at least eight games [url=http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/patrick-omameh-jersey]http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/patrick-omameh-jersey[/url] , though the Falcons are hopeful that he'll be able to return late in the season.The Falcons also were without starting running back Devonta Freeman in Week 2. He's got a bruised knee, which is not thought to be a long-term problem but could keep him out for this week's game against the New Orleans Saints.Levitre has started 47 games for the Falcons since being acquired from Tennessee for a sixth-round pick just before the 2015 season. This was the 10th NFL season for the 32-year-old lineman, who began his career with the Buffalo Bills after being a second-round pick in 2009.Schweitzer started for Atlanta last season but lost his No. 1 job after the team signed Brandon Fusco in free agency.Now, Schweitzer is back in the lineup.The 27-year-old Kerin played in 15 games over three seasons for the Minnesota Vikings. He also spent time with the New York Giants and Detroit, starting his lone game with the Lions.Giants’ odds to win Super Bowl 53 increase — a little The 2018 NFL season gets underway officially on Thursday night, but Bovada is already thinking about the future, all the way to Super Bowl 53. The Las Vegas-based sportsbook released its latest Super Bowl odds on Thursday, and the odds have improved—just a little—for the New York Giants.The Giants opened the offseason with 50/1 odds to win it all [url=http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/kareem-martin-jersey]http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/kareem-martin-jersey[/url] , dipping briefly to 75/1 following this spring’s NFL Draft. But now their odds are 40/1, on par with the Carolina Panthers and Tennessee Titans.The odds are better for the Giants when it comes to the NFC Championship game. Bovada has them at 16/1 odds to be conference champions this year. And they have 5/1 odds of being NFC East champions. The reigning Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, have 17/2 odds of hoisting the Lombardi Trophy for two years in a row, and are the favorites to win both the NFC Championship (11/2) and the NFC East (2/3). The New England Patriots, meanwhile, are the overall favorites to win Super Bowl 53, with 11/2 odds.The Giants haven’t reached the postseason since the 2016 season [url=http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/aldrick-rosas-jersey]http://www.newyorkgiantsteamonline.com/aldrick-rosas-jersey[/url] , when they were felled in the Wild Card round, and it’s been since 2011 that the Giants have been atop the NFC East. That was also the last time the Giants won the Super Bowl. Thus, it’s not hard to understand Bovada’s reasoning throughout the offseason and why the money hasn’t yet tipped in the Giants’ favor. It’s also not helping that the NFC as a whole appears to be the stronger conference heading into the 2018 season, helping to depress the Giants’ odds of overall success.
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